A $20 million settlement was approved for Jaycee Lee Dugard and her two daughters from the state of California for failing to properly supervise her alleged kidnapper, Phillip Garrido. Garrido is accused of kidnapping Dugard when she was 11 years old, holding her captive for 18 years and fathering her two daughters. Phillip and Nancy Garrido have both been charged with Dugard kidnapping and are being held in prison awaiting trial.
The state of California released a lengthy report that stated authorities failed to properly supervise Phillip Garrido, who was on parole for rape and if they had Jaycee Dugard would have been found. The settlement amount was determined by the fact that state attorney’s warned that if it went to a jury the settlement would be “extremely high.” Jaycee’s two daughters have not had an education because they lived in seclusion.
Jaycee Dugard is now 30 years old, and had two daughters fathered by Phillip Garrido. Dugard filed claims with the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
“It is virtual certainty Mrs. Dugard and daughters will require counseling for rest of their lives,” the California report reads. “Ms. Dugard’s daughters have received no formal education and neither is equipped to handle the academic or social challenges that school — and society — will pose, nor has Mrs. Dugard received any education since her abduction.”
The $20 million settlement bill will go to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who is expected to sign it.
In 1991, Dugard was alleged kidnapped by Phillip and Nancy Garrido while walking home from school near her home in South Lake Tahoe. She was held captive for 18 years and lived most of that time in Garrido’s backyard in Antioch, just east of Oakland.
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